salinity

The Floating Classroom Is Underway!

September 13, 2021

The fall is a great time for students to enjoy a scientific adventure on the Severn River to study oyster habitat and the connection to water quality. It’s time to schedule a Floating Classroom experience, a three-hour, hands-on introduction to water quality and habitat on the Severn River. This is a wonderful outdoor program to […]

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Build-A-Reef: 24 Million More Oysters In The Severn

September 13, 2021

Boy, do we have some really great oyster restoration news in the Severn River! Thanks to private donors who love oysters, Smyth Jewelers, the Severn River Association and the Oyster Recovery Partnership have just planted 24 million baby oysters and created a new oyster restoration reef in the Severn. The new bivalve arrivals are now […]

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Still Time To Sign Up For SRA’s Floating Classroom

October 13, 2020

The fall weather is a wonderful time to take advantage of SRA’s new Floating Classroom for students of all ages. This is a hands-on, environmental, educational and scientific adventure on the Severn River. SRA’s Floating Classroom is where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime Skiff, Sea Girl. During a two- to three-hour tour, students […]

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A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

October 17, 2019

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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Severn Salinity Starts Seasonal Rebound

October 10, 2019

On gorgeous mornings in September, our intrepid Water Quality Crew were at work tracking conditions in the Severn River, and we’re glad to report there’s a bit of good news. Salinity is starting to bounce back to normal! A year ago and through most of the summer, salinity was abnormally low, in the 4 to […]

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Low Salinity Hampers Horn Pt. Spat Production

July 11, 2019

Two years of record breaking rains are taking their toll on oyster spat production at the Horn Point Hatchery in Cambridge. Click here to read the report in the Bay Journal. We do hope this is temporary, but it is part of a two-year trend that has seen a sharp drop in the salinity of […]

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